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Firmino strike helps Liverpool win five-goal thriller with PSG

Firmino strike helps Liverpool win five-goal thriller with PSG

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Roberto Firmino's injury-time winner gave Liverpool a dramatic victory over Paris St-Germain in their opening Champions League Group C game at Anfield.Firmino was only fit enough to be on the bench after suffering an eye injury in Liverpool's victory at Tottenham on Saturday - but he emerged with 20 minutes left to secure a win that manager Jurgen Klopp may have thought was slipping away after Kylian Mbappe's late equaliser threatened to rescue a point for PSG.Daniel Sturridge, Firmino's replacement in Liverpool's starting line-up, headed them in front from Andrew Robertson's cross on the half hour, James Milner adding a second from the spot six minutes later after Georginio Wijnaldum was fouled. ...
Truman, Lincoln strike groups train together in western Atlantic Ocean

Truman, Lincoln strike groups train together in western Atlantic Ocean

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Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The Nimitz-class USS Harry S. Truman and USS Abraham Lincoln began dual-carrier qualification operations Wednesday in the western Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. Navy announced this week. "By training and operating together, the USS Harry S. Truman and USS Abraham Lincoln strike groups enhance combat readiness and interoperability, and also demonstrate the inherent flexibility and scalability of carrier strike groups," Rear Adm. Gene Black, commander of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Commander, said in a press release. "The opportunity to conduct complex, multi-unit training better prepares us to answer our nation's call to carry out a full range of missions, at anytime, anywhere around the globe," Black said. The operations include a war-at-sea exercise with strike an...
Truckers' strike leads to fuel shortages in Brazil

Truckers' strike leads to fuel shortages in Brazil

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A strike by Brazilian truckers backed up exports and caused fuel shortages Thursday as the government tried to end the work stoppage before it caused more damage to Latin America's largest economy. Brazil's economy runs largely on road transport and the four-day-old strike to protest rising diesel prices was beginning to have serious consequences, with highway police reporting blocked roads in nearly all of Brazil's states. The airport in the capital of Brasilia was only allowing planes to land that were carrying enough fuel to take off again. The stop-gap measure hadn't resulted in any flight cancelations, but it was unclear how long it could continue before companies would have to ground planes. The civil aviation authority and airport authorities said they were monitoring fuel supplie...
Trump orders strike on Syria in response to chemical attack

Trump orders strike on Syria in response to chemical attack

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President Donald Trump ordered a strike on Syria Friday in response to last weekend's chemical weapons attack. Addressing the nation Friday evening, Trump said the strike was a joint operation with France and the United Kingdom. "A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad," Trump said. Trump said that the "massacre" last weekend in Syria "was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very terrible regime." "The evil and the despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children thrashing in pain and gasping for air. These are not the actions of a man," Trump said, referring to Assad. "They are crimes of a mons...
France strike: Rail misery as three-month action tests Macron

France strike: Rail misery as three-month action tests Macron

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France's rail network has been severely disrupted, as a wave of strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's labour reforms gets under way.The start of the strike has been dubbed "Black Tuesday", but the action will spread over three months, affecting two days in every five.Staff at state railway SNCF are leading the strike, but the energy and waste collection sectors are also affected.The unrest presents Mr Macron's biggest challenge since his election last May.How is the strike taking hold?With the four main rail unions observing the strike, services have been severely curtailed. Some 77% of SNCF drivers are on strike, and 48% of all staff.Only one in eight high-speed TGVs are scheduled and only one in five regional trains.Commuter lines into Paris have also been slashed and bus services ...